Columbus criticized for snow-removal efforts

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Schools in Ohio's largest district were closed again, and Columbus residents are complaining loudly about the delays in getting side streets plowed after this week's snow storm.

Columbus city schools decided to close for the third straight Friday, blaming snow-covered secondary streets that had yet to see a plow.

There was plenty of criticism aimed at city hall after the storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday. Buy Mayor Michael B. Coleman defended the city's snow-removal efforts, telling The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1nZXXrN ) that "I can't make everything right for everybody."

Residents of Dayton, Cincinnati and Cleveland also were complaining that their cities were slow in getting side streets plowed. A Cleveland man said he was unable to leave his house for two days.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com